Related Accidents / Incidents

China Airlines 747-200F, December 29, 1991

Ten minutes after takeoff from Taipei, Taiwan, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the number 3 engine strut failed, causing separation of the number 3 engine, which subsequently struck and caused the separation of the number 4 engine. A loss of roll control resulted, and the airplane crashed in the Taiwan Strait.

El-Al 747-200F, October 4, 1992

Following departure from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at an altitude of 6,000 feet, the number 3 engine separated and struck engine number 4, which subsequently separated. During an attempted to return to the airport, roll control was lost and the airplane crashed into an apartment complex.

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